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that celebration you heard in philadelphia yesterday, well, it's because the chip kelly era with the philadelphia eagles is all over. kelly, who was with the team for three seasons, was fired yesterday. he was criticized after several personnel decisions backfired. there were also reports of players meeting to express their frustration with kelly. of course it doesn't help that the eagles have missed the playoffs the last two seasons. and st. louis is showing the nfl just how much it wants to keep the rams in town. a political task force has sent the league its proposal for a new billion-dollar stadium to be built along the mississippi river. the rams are among three teams seeking to move to the los angeles area. they're will be addressed by league owners early in the new year. >> that stadium waterfront property right about now in st. louis. to another nfl story that's gathering more steam. those doping allegations against denver broncos quarterback peyton manning.
>> the reporter behind an al jazeera report is standing behind her story, claiming that performance-enhancing drugs were sent to manning's home. abc's ryan smith has the latest. >> reporter: fallout from that explosive documentary allegedly linking an icon of american sports to performance-enhancing drugs. >> it's completely fabricated. complete trash, garbage. >> was human growth hormone sent from the clin toik ashley manning? nobody has denied that. >> part of my training at the guyer institute -- >> reporter: the dark side showing charles sly, an alleged pharmacist at the guyer institute where manning received treatment for a 2011 neck injury, talking about sending human growth hormone to the nfl star's home. >> it will never be under peyton's name. it will always be under her name. >> reporter: the reporter also saying it's sly's assertion, not hers, that manning's wife ashley received the banned drugs on his behalf. >> what are you alleging with respect to peyton manning and the use of human growth hormone? >> we're not alleging anything.
>> reporter: sly later recanted his story. peyton manning's representatives slamming the reporter's claims saying davis is backtracking and retreating, contradicting her own reporting. the guyer institute claiming sly wasn't there in 2011 when manning received treatment. something al jazeera refuted in this phone call. >> the start date we have where we signed for him was 10-17 of '11. >> reporter: the reporter saying they did 27 hours of undercover recordings with charles sly, adding he's the one who named manning. ryan smith, abc news, new york. >> that reporter's now asking was he lying then or is he lying now with his backtracking? >> exactly. was he lying when he didn't realize that he was being recorded or now that he puts out a youtube comment? >> right. >> a lot of leg for this story. coming up, t minus one day to new year's eve. >> and don't even think about throwing a party without checking in with america's favorite tupperware lady. aunt barbara has some party advice for reena coming up next.
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so whether you're hosting a new year's party or will be attending one as a guest you always need something to hold all the food and drink. it doesn't stop there. back with us again america's top salesperson with tupperware and an all-time favorite guest, aunt barbara. >> oh, reena, yay! new year's is coming! i love any excuse to party. i do. >> and you have the best containers -- >> at tupperware we have something for every occasion. absolutely. and i can't think of a better way to start new year's than with our chip and dip container. >> who knew that tupperware did? >> this is fantastic. look at the size of that. isn't that great? now, you put your chips in here. you get two side dip bowls here. and they clip onto the sides. you can put them wherever you want. now, we have salsa in here and cheese in here. you could easily use this as a punch bowl and put your fruit toppings in there. or you could use it as a salad bowl and put some croutons and
some cheese, toppings, whatever you want to do. it's very versatile. and here's the lid. look at this. the lid that you can put on there to cover them can also be used as a tray. >> that's fantastic. you're always doubling everything. i feel like you buy one tupperware and you get eight uses. >> tupperware's got so many uses, reena. speaking of which, now, these are our flexible cutting boards. look at that. okay? flexible cutting boards. those are really versatile. and we have cutlery. a lot of people don't realize. look at this. look at those beautiful knives. yeah. and they have those wonderful colorful sleeves on them to keep them nice and safe. >> especially if you have children. so good. >> sure. and for new year's i can't think of a better way to cut up all the garnishes that you'll be throwing in your drinks and using that. and speaking of which, this, reena, has been around for many, many years. this is the serving center from tupperware. and you can use this for all sorts of crudites. some people take it and put vegetables in it. you put your dip in the middle because you get this nice little dip bowl.
look at that. that comes with a seal. and again, taco toppings. ice cream toppings. right? but for new year's eve we're going to put all our garnishes in there for the bartender. >> oh, i love it. >> bartender's friend. >> fantastic. what do we have here? >> here, look at this. the tupperware corkscrew. everyone knows this is one of my favorite items, right? the tupperware corkscrew. this is so easy. all you do is put it down. look at this. all you do is screw. and what do i say? that cork rides up faster than a prom dress. and it's done. okay? really easy. really easy to use. all right? so think about that. wonderful. and after we're done doing all the partying, reena, everyone's on a diet. am i wrong? >> you're right. >> so i brought this piece of revolutionary tupperware. this is the tupperware smart steamer. this is a true steamer in the microwave. you put the water in the bottom over here.
this material is all made from encapsulated metal. the microwaves cannot penetrate this. they can only heat the water. therefore steaming your food. >> wow. >> and what's great about steamed food is that it holds its nutrients, color, and texture better than anything. it's really the best way to eat and the best way to go on a diet if you have a new year's resolution. >> so easy. i swear i can't steam over the stove. >> no, no. and you're not using the stove. you're not heating up the house and using all that electricity. you're doing it right in the microwave oven. i can't think of anything that's easier. >> best tips, best tupperware. lady with the mostest. >> absolutely. you're looking forward to new year ps. >> i love new year's. >> let's start now. >> hand it over. aunt barbara, she is really the greatest tupperware lady ever. you really are. best ideas. thank you for joining us. >> happy new year's! >> for all of her great ideas make sure you head to our facebook page, wnnfans.com. you're watching "world news now." cheers. >> cheers. >> this is non-alcoholic, right? >> yes.
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ditch the misery. let's end this. ♪ new york, new york ♪ i want to wake up in a city that never sleeps ♪ ♪ and find i'm a number one frank sinatra on the charts again after all these years. so we're now less than 48 hours from 2016. >> and from where we're sitting now, barely 20 blocks from times square, preparations are shifting into high gear for the nation's biggest new year's eve bash. >> okay. so frank said it's the city that never sleeps, but it looks pretty like comatose there right now. and this morning we're going to find out that still you can get some of the best seats in the house in times square but for a price. here's abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: it's a view like no
other. new year's eve and times square. this week the last of those 2,688 waterford crystal triangles added to that ball. and one last confetti check. and behind me people are writing their wishes on 25 million pieces of confetti that will fall from the sky on new year's eve and way up there, 50 stories up, that's where the ball will drop. and restaurants here selling front row seats for big bucks. how big? at the olive garden a $400 ticket to their new year's eve party will get you multiple open bars and a full buffet. but as for those famous breadsticks -- >> both with unlimited breadsticks -- >> reporter: they weren't always part of that buffet. we found out they will be served. and at ruby tuesday's tickets for the couples vip table sold for $1,600. but it won't guarantee you a view of the ball dropping. >> would you pay that? >> no. no. >> reporter: but so many others will. to be at the cross-roads of the
world. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> and be sure to join ryan seacrest and the team right here on abc for "new year's rockin' eve" starting at 8:00 eastern, 7:00 central, followed by "world news now." so $1,600 for ruby tuesday. it is a diamond. so i can kind of understand gar. or you can just tough it out with all the crowds down below. have you ever done that? >> no. what are you going to -- >> i'm going to wear my ball gown. >> yeah. hey, girl. >> yeah, looking good for new year's eve this year, guys. >> more like new year's eve 1900. that's what you're dressed like. >> don't be a hater. >> wherever you -- >> a little on the conservative side. >> yeah. that's the news for this half hour. e 50 to 85:
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this morning on "world news now," post-holiday misery for tens of millions of americans. >> from the floods of missouri to snow and ice putting the upper midwest and northeast into the deep freeze. the human toll, stranded travelers, and today's warnings from accuweather. captured in mexico, the so-called affluenza teen from texas. his arrest. what tipped off police. and when he'll face justice back in the u.s. political warfare. domd tru donald trump's tactics as he attacks the clintons. how the democratic front-runner is reacting and the latest candidate to leave the presidential race. and later, the big sports headlines of the year included deflated footballs, history in horse racing, and an amazing year for serena williams and pro tennis. it is wednesday december 30th.
>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone, on this wednesday. i'm marci gonzalez in for reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. one thing marci has in common with reena. while reena is an expert at sports -- >> so we've heard. >> she'll tell you. but i was asking her if she's a sports fan -- >> i've got nothing. i don't follow a single sport. >> tennis? >> not -- no. >> fantasy football? >> i like soccer. world cup i get excited about. >> wow. >> every four years i'm a sports fan. >> okay. good. >> that's it. >> all right. there you have it. just like reena. let's get to our top stories, shall we? the flooding disaster is ongoing in the midwest and missouri specifically. at least 13 people are dead as the mississippi river and its tributaries overflow their banks. >> residents have been ordered to evacuate. many businesses are closed. and sewage is spilling into a river near st. louis. abc's elizabeth hur has the latest. >> reporter: the race is on in
missouri. >> i'm convinced that we're doing the right thing. >> reporter: in the shadow of the famous arch the mississippi river is rising. an army of volunteers is struggling to fill sandbags to hold back the muddy river and countless others nearby. >> we're coming together as a family and working to get everything done pretty much. >> reporter: in some places it is already too late. the city of union underwater. whole neighborhoods swallowed. businesses swamped. roads cut off. a similar sight playing out in town after hotown. and many rivers haven't crested yet. look at this bridge on the historic route 66. the water already touching the steel. more than 500 roads are closed across the state. parts of the mississippi river shut down to boat traffic. the governor activating the national guard. >> you've got at least nine feet of vertical water or more coming. so be safe out there. >> reporter: cross-country, winter storms continue wreaking havoc. from snow in the upper midwest to ice in oklahoma.
freezing rain and sleet in the northeast. travel is nearly impossible by road or by air. thousands of airline passengers are still stuck in cities far from home. this marks the third straight day of misery for holiday travelers with more than 1,000 flights canceled and more than 4,000 flights delayed tuesday alone. marci and kendis. and holiday travelers can expect even more delays in the hours ahead. >> it is relentless. especially in the midwest. here is justin povick of accuweather. good morning, justin. >> kendis and marci, thanks and good morning to you as well. we're concerned about a little bit of snow creating some travel havoc over the nation's midsection later on this morning and also into this afternoon. sliding north and east from kansas city toward chicago. this will limit visibility and also produce some slippery spots. much cooler air on the way for the southeast as well. record warmth into florida.
kendis and marci, back over to you. >> all right. our thanks to justin there at accuweather. new details now in the capture of the so-called affluenza teen from texas. ethan couch and his mother gave away their location by using a cell phone to order a domino's pizza. this is according to investigators. when agents went to their rented condo in mexico, the couches had already moved on. but a tourism operator pointed agents to a different location in puerto vallarta's old town. >> american people were prevalent everywhere, and they wanted to be somewhere they would stick out. they were wise to go into that kind of area. >> the mother and son could be returned to texas as early as today. and now to politics and the end of the presidential campaign for republican george pataki. the former three-term governor of new york announced the suspension of his campaign last night. pataki never really gained traction in the crowded gop field, and he had some trouble raising money. he never appeared on the main stage during any of the
republican debates. a dozen republicans remain in the field. donald trump is promising to spend at least $2 million a week on ads starting next week. those ads will appear in the early voting states of iowa, new hampshire, and south carolina. they will arrive as trump is ramping up his political battle against hillary and bill clinton. abc's cecilia vega reports. >> reporter: in this knock-down-drag-out fight for the white house, a first. the m word. >> but there was certainly a lot of abuse of women. and you look at whether it's monica lewinsky or paula jones or many of them. >> reporter: gop front-runner donald trump saying the former president and husband of his democratic rival is fair game. on his private plane trump not backing down. >> she's got a major problem. it happens to be right in her house. >> reporter: trump once said the former president's infidelity was no big deal and the clintons and trumps go way back. from this old photo trump, his
sons, and hillary at the plaza hotel, recently on display in trump's own penthouse, to the golf course, to that wedding. there was once nothing but praise. >> hillary's a great friend of mine. >> he has been, believe it or not, uncommonly nice to hillary and me. >> reporter: while hillary's campaign calls trump's latest words demeaning, trump's daughter ivanka coming to his defense in a new "town & country" interview saying, you could also list a few comments he's made about men that are unflattering. i think he's highly gender-neutral. but as for hillary herself -- >> thank you all. >> reporter: at this event in new hampshire clinton never once uttering his name. but democrats are talking, warning that trump and others can attack bill clinton at their own peril. his popularity numbers are sky high. cecilia vega, abc news, new york. turning our focus overseas, u.s.-led air strikes have killed ten top isis leaders in syria and iraq over the past month. among those one man the pentagon
says was directly linked to the leader of the paris attacks. a spokesman says that charaf fechlt al mouadan was actively planning attacks against the west. du pont plans to lay off 1, 00 more wo 1700 more workers in the next few months in delaware. du pont will still have a major presence in delaware but with about a fourth fewer workers. the layoffs are expected to have an economic impact on delaware, where du pont was founded 213 years ago. all right. time now for your favorite part of the newscast, sports. there is still one week left in the nfl regular season. and the coaching carousel is already firing up. it got going yesterday when the eagles fired head coach chip kelly, who's been with the team for three seasons. kelly was criticized after several personnel decisions backfired. there were also reports of players meeting to express their frustration with the coach. of course it doesn't help that the eagles have missed the playoffs the last two seasons. so there you have it.
>> so strange they had you read that story instead of me. >> yeah. and it's so sad. you know, his form of offense and defense he brought to the nfl -- >> i was going to comment on that but i don't want to take up too much time with my expertise. mike tyson decided to go for a few rounds against his daughter's hoverboard. he had no real chance against this opponent. check this out. it was -- wait for it. wait for it. a knockout. the former heavyweight, you see him go down there. his 7-year-old daughter milan said she knew this would end badly. >> and we thought buster douglas was the only one to knock out tyson. in the first few seconds of the video of course you can see and hear her say "daddy-i don't want you to fall." while tyson like so many dads before him this holiday season landed with that thud. the champ posted a video of the spill on social media. >> it is the gift that keeps on giving. i didn't get a hoverboard but these videos keep coming out of all of these dads taking a spill. for some reason it keeps being the dads who are embarrassing themselves. >> it's a gift to doctors' bottom line right now. >> yeah. >> a lot of that's going to
happen and we're going to see and hear about a lot more accidents i'm sure on hoverboards over the next year. it was the gift. so coming up in "the mix" the top holiday sellers at starbucks region by region. what's your favorite? >> all right. also ahead, from deflated footballs to historic wins at the racetrack to unforgettable moments in tennis, we're taking a look back at the year's biggest sports headlines. and your cell phone company may owe you money. and the deadline to collect is hours away. find out how you can cash in. and remember to find us on facebook. wnnfans.com. and twitter. @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." the leading cough liquid only provides relief for four hours, but did you know there's a product that lasts for twelve hours? try delsym® twelve hour cough liquid. its advanced formula works by immediately releasing powerful medicine that acts fast while its extended release medicine lasts for 12 hours. in fact, delsym® lasts three times longer than the leading cough liquid.
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take a look at this surveillance video near tampa. this is 76-year-old jim lear. you see he dropped his wallet right there while grocery shopping and within seconds you see this guy come up and pick up the wallet. $300 later charged on his debit card. well, later a guy named ricardo ochoa found lear's wallet in a dumpster. he returned it, and it turns out there was $700 hidden deep inside that this bad guy didn't find. so lear rewarded ochoa with $100. and police are still looking for this dude in the white hat. >> i can't believe he just sees it and just walks away. >> just walks off. >> difference being if you go to whole foods you lose your wallet too but it has nothing to do with somebody stealing with.
it's expensive. >> oh, is that what you meant? a consumer alert. macy's is recalling more than 120,000 martha stewart frying pans. the 8 and 10-inch stainless steel pans come in some cookware sets. the disks that cover the rivets that hold the handles to the pans could pop off. there are seven reports of minor injuries. macy's last sold the sets in september. it will give customers store credit for the pans. if you're a verizon or sprint customer, you are now just one day away from a deadline to collect a refund you might be owed by your wireless carrier. >> so the companies may owe you that refund for cramming, which is considered unauthorized charges to your account. abc's rebecca jarvis explains. >> reporter: you may have already won. a payout from your phone company. verizon and sprint now paying back $158 million to current and former customers after the government fined both companies for allegedly making hundreds of millions of dollars by cramming bills with small but
unauthorized third-party charges like $9.99 a month for so-called premium services like text messages about celebrity gossip. >> they've been doing it for years. but it's really nice to see the government finally start cracking down on them. >> reporter: but you have to register to collect. both verizon and sprint have set up these websites where you fill out a form. the companies say their highest commitment is to their customers, those customers who may get compensated for services they never authorized in the first place. and that final deadline to apply is december 31st. so you need to get on it, you need to get to the websites, and we have more information posted on our website at abcnews.com. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. > >> and the forms are actually pretty easy to fill out. i checked it out. you put in your contact information and then you have to say which unauthorized charge. >> but it's so hard to read like your phone book -- or your phone bill. it seems like you need -- >> it's like a phone book. especially when you're still
using a zack morris cell phone. it's really hard to -- >> i forget what those bricks were called. ♪ hello ♪ it's me motorola. that's what it was. yes. >> stylish. i like it. >> the precursor to the star-tac. the clam phone. >> like a razr kind of? >> no. so young. >> sorry. >> the frightening moments for an airline flight. the emergency at a major airport when the crew landed on what they thought was the runway. find out where the jet actually landed and why the mistake was actually serious. but first the year in sports. it turns out 2015 was one of the most active years in recent memory. from deflategate to the horse track to the tennis courts. you're watching "world news now."
♪ okay. so what sport is that theme music for? >> i don't know. >> basketball. right, zack? >> yeah. that's it. >> 2015 just might end up going down as one of the most active and really exciting years for sports. >> i've loved every second of it. >> i'm sure. >> from deflated footballs to the first triple crown winner in more than three decades, this is definitely a year for the record books. abc's ryan smith gives us a look back at this year in sports. >> reporter: deflategate became a part of the national dialogue. as revered quarterback tom brady was accused of tampering with the air pressure in the footballs during the patriots' rout of the colts in the afc championship game. >> you know, i didn't alter the ball in any way. >> reporter: but brady wasn't distracted. his mvp performance in super bowl xlix against the seahawks was helped by undrafted rookie malcolm butler's game-saving interception, which preserved the patriots' comeback 28-24
win. the nfl investigation led to team sanctions and a four-game suspension for the star quarterback. after multiple appeals a federal judge overturned the suspension, just in time for brady and the patriots to win ten straight to start the season. the kansas city royals defeated the new york mets in five games to win their first world series in 30 years. the mets used their own heroics and clutch hitting to get there for the first time in 15 years. >> yes, he did! >> mvp stephen curry and the golden state warriors hoisted the nba championship trophy for the first time since 1975, spoiling lebron james's cleveland homecoming. the warriors picked up where they left off, with the longest winning streak in nba history to start the season. american pharoah galloped into history becoming just the 12th horse to win the triple crown, ending a 37-year drought.
>> american pharoah has won the triple crown! >> jordan spieth set the golf world on fire, tying tiger woods's 18 under scoring record and gking the second youngest masters winner ever. after winning two majors his pursuit of the grand slam ended in st. andrews where he missed the playoff round by one stroke. tennis superstar serena williams had her own grand slam chase. she dominated her way through the first three majors but was tripped up by an unknown italian, 48th ranked rth roberta vinci, who pulled oft remarkable upset. >> today's my day. sorry, guys. >> ohio state defeated top-ranked alabama and oregon behind thirdstring quarterback cardale jones to claim the first ever college football national championship. floyd mayweather finally fought manny pacquiao, but the title fight did not live up to the hype, ending with mayweather winning in a unanimous decision. ufc champion ronda rousey suffered a stunning upset and holly holm delivered a
second-round knockout. >> abby wambach! >> i know that my career has come full circle. >> nascar's jeff gordon circled the track one last time. and kobe bryant announced this would be his final season of his storied 20-year nba career. in the nfl sarah thomas became the first full-time female referee. jen welter was hired in the preseason by the cardinals to serve as the first female assistant coach. and in the nba summer league becky hammond led the spurs to a title. in the women's world cup carli lloyd turned in the greatest individual performance ever in a final, scoring a hat trick 16 minutes into the game. >> hat trick for lloyd! >> u.s. beat japan 5-2 for the first world cup triumph in 16 years. that's the year in sports for 2015. >> that was a good year for women in sports. >> it was. and for guys, too. steph curry, tom brady. who would you rather? >> oh, tom brady.
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♪ i've got to admit, this is one that i am definitely guilty of. >> okay. >> i say sorry way too -- >> you say sorry a lot. and you're not just quoting justin bieber. >> no. i do. i say i'm sorry or i just or, you know, kind of hedge things. apparently, a lot of women do this and they come across as really passive. this is a psa that tnt came out with last year to kind of highlight that. >> sorry. do you have a minute? >> sorry. >> sorry. >> there he is. >> can i squeeze in here? >> sorry. >> sorry. >> so there is now a new app for google chrome that will -- when you say zblsh the brow--
>> the browser. >> yes. >> when you send an e-mail, it will highlight the passive words that are in that e-mail. so if you type sorry, just, actually, or if you write the phrase i'm no expert, it will highlight it and let you know just a little reminder you're being a bit passive so you might want to correct it. >> these are all words that do not exist in the male vocabulary. >> you said it, not me. >> it's true probably. >> but it's an interesting tool to remind women to maybe be a little more assertive. >> okay. we'll remember that. all right. so all of us have our favorite drinks. starbucks did a survey of what region has its favorite drinks. so here's what they came up with. the holiday spice flat white was popular in the new england area. our folks in montana and elsewhere in the mountain states, pumpkin spice latte. florida with the longest, peppermint mocha frappuccino. >> ooh. >> that's our survey of what we like this winter at starbucks. >> sounds good right about now. have you seen this on your facebook feed yet? the debate over how dogs should
wear pants. because there's nothing better to talk about. so i've seen this posted as well. the guy who create td said he came up with it 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning. we can all relate to being a little delirious and get these crazy ideas -- >> or drunk. >> and he said dogs don't really have arms, so shouldn't they have pants on both sides? it started this whole debate on facebook over what is the correct way -- >> we keep telling them pull their pants up, don't we? it's not good for you. we've got to get to this. beautiful baby. you always remember the first time you discover bacon. this kid did. >> ooh. that's delicious. >> bacon. >> bacon. >> bacon! >> bacon. >> bacon!
this morning on "world news now" -- flood disaster. more than a dozen deaths in the rising waters of missouri as extreme weather throughout the country strands holiday travelers another day. facing justice. the texas affluenza teen could be flown from mexico to the u.s. as soon as today. did a pizza order tip off police? and new this half hour, the scare on a tour bus. >> the driver makes a sudden stop, and a passenger goes right through the windshield. what investigators are now saying. and the health scare for america's best-known reality tv family. why a member of the kardashian clan rushed to the hospital. that's in "the skinny" on this wednesday, december 30th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning on this
wednesday. i'm marci gonzalez in for reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. t minus two days until we're at 2016. unbelievable. >> it has flown. >> yes, it has. we're going to get started this half hour with the historic flooding that has taken place right now in missouri. at least 13 people have died and thousands of lives disrupted by evacuations and closings. the mississippi river expected to crest tomorrow morning. but the water is already rising. >> at least one entire city, union, is completely underwater. more than 500 roads including interstates are closed. raw sewage is spilling into a tributary of the mississippi because of the treatment plant there was flooded. the governor has called in the national guard. >> we've got at least nine feet of vertical matter or more coming. so be safe out there. >> portions of interstates 44 and 70 are either closed or about to close. the mississippi river itself is closed to boat traffic near st. louis. many barge operators, though, had already stopped operations on the river. >> mother nature really wreaking
havoc all around. the same storm system brought winter weather to the northeast, and with it a travel nightmare as millions tried to get home yesterday from the holiday. there were dangerous roads, fender-benders, and plenty of short tempers. one man even pulled a gun on a snowplow driver. we get more now from abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: freezing rain, sleet, and snow, pounding the northeast, making roads treacherous. >> a lot of folks going nowhere fast. >> reporter: outside boston this truck rolling over. another jackknifing. some drivers caught off guard. >> what's happening is they're forgetting the limitations of the vehicle and the roadways with these conditions. >> reporter: in new york slick roads behind this fatal crash between a fedex truck and a black sedan, killing the car's 22-year-old driver. on long island this suv flipping onto its side. and the wintry mess crippling airports. >> we're currently stuck in boston. trying to get home. >> reporter: as millions try to get to their families for new
year's, more than 1,000 flights canceled and more than 4,000 delayed nationwide. 17 flights diverted away from chicago o'hare to indianapolis. >> we got within earshot of chicago and the pilot said we need to divert. >> reporter: at o'hare the robertsons now planning to drive 20 hours to miami. >> everything's booked solid. and my dad's been on the phone for i guess it's over four hours in total now. >> reporter: back here on the massachusetts turnpike the roads are wet. the temperatures are dropping. and there is a freezing rain advisory in effect. so officials are dropping the speed limit from 65 to 40 miles per hour, urging everyone to slow down. linzie janis, abc news, framingham, massachusetts. and more cold weather hits the northeast this weekend while the midwest gets more snow today. >> coverage continues right now with accuweather's justin povick. hey, justin. >> kendis and marci, thanks again. and good morning to you as well. we're tracking some snow on this
wednesday. throughout the nation's midsection. i think enough it could cause some slippery travel north and eastbound to chicago as we get toward the evening rush. well, later on this week new year's eve forecast coming up now. looking quiet for the most part throughout the northeast, but it is going to be on the chilly side. those midnight temperatures mostly into the 30s and the 40s. kendis and marci, back to you. >> all right. our thanks to justin. it turns out a domino's pizza order apparently was the downfall for texas affluenza teen ethan couch and his mother. authorities in mexico were able to track down the pair after they used a cell phone to place an order. abc's matt gutman has more from puerto vallarta. >> reporter: the three-week manhunt for that privileged texas teen ending on this gritty street in mexico. ethan couch transforming himself. that black hair and beard so different from the childish-looking teen who pled guilty to killing four people in
a 2013 drunk driving crash, at sentencing his legal team claimed he suffered from affluenza, too rich and spoiled to know right from wrong. he got ten years probation. the break for investigators coming on christmas eve. a week after u.s. marshals released this wanted poster, saying that he was on the run in this black ford truck belonging to his mother, tonya, who was also missing. >> they'd probably driven that to the border and then crossed over the border. >> adding that before the fugitives set out on their 2,200-mile trek -- >> they even had something that was almost akin to a going away party before they left town. >> reporter: mexican authorities were alerted on december 26th and they got him. >> it's like a needle in a haystack basically. there are so many americans down there this time of the year. >> so they ate right there in the back. >> reporter: he ate at this restaurant. >> it's been really hard finding them. >> reporter: two months ago we tried to find couch, who wasn't looking to talk. >> you don't want to answer a couple questions? >> reporter: but couch soon surfaced again in this twitter video that went viral. investigators telling abc news it appears to be couch at this boozy party, possibly violating
his probation. sources telling abc news it prompted couch and his mother to flee, ditching his check-in with his probation officer. police escorted tonya and ethan couch out of the shabby $80 a month rental with their hands cuffed behind their backs. now tonya faces up to five years in prison for hindering apprehension. ethan couch, just 120 days because under texas law he is still considered a minor. matt gutman, abc news, puerto vallarta, mexico. the chicago police officer charged with the murder of a black teenager has pleaded not guilty. jason van dyke faces six counts of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of laquan mcdonald in 2014. his defense attorney says van dyke wants to tell his side of what happened, so he's not seen as "this cold-blooded killer." chicago mayor rahm emanuel is under enormous pressure because of the case. protesters calling for his resignation demonstrated outside of his house last night. an actor best known for his
role on "glee" has been arrested on child pornography charges. mark salling, who appeared on the series for four seasons, was taken into custody on tuesday. authorities say they found hundreds of images on salling's computer. the los angeles police department obtained a search warrant for his home after getting a tip. to politics and the end of the presidential campaign for republican george pataki. the former three-term governor of new york announced the suspension of his campaign last night. pataki never really gained traction in the crowded gop field, and he had trouble raising money. he never appeared on the main stage either during any of the republican debates. a dozen republicans remain in the field. and of course the republican front-runner is donald trump, who is showing no signs of toning down his political battle against hillary clinton. in an interview on his plane late last night trump referenced former president bill clinton, saying hillary clinton has a major problem that happens to be right in her house.
and trump is now using what some are calling the m word. >> there was certainly a lot of abuse of women, and you look at whether it's monica lewinsky or paula jones or many of them. >> and that is a contradiction to what trump has said in the past when he called the former president's infidelity no big deal. hillary clinton's campaign has said she won't be bullied by trump. on the campaign trail yesterday clinton did not mention trump by name. okay. so tomorrow night is of course the big night when we will welcome the new year and kiss someone we probably won't kiss for another 364 days of the year. >> what do you do on new year's eve? >> well, i don't remember. this is the scene in new york city right now from times square where about a million of your closest friends will no doubt get together, wear weird-looking hats while greeting 2016 amid a storm of confetti of course. and if you were with us yesterday then you know you're all set in hershey, pennsylvania for their celebrations there. >> but not to be outdone, the folks in raleigh, north carolina
are preparing the big acorn. of course. the big acorn. >> yes. >> jack's very excited. the annual acorn drop -- >> the world-renowned acorn drop. >> yes! >> got to love the enthusiasm. and jack is also excited that they do it twice. once for the kids and families who don't stay up late. people like jack who have a bedtime of 6:00 p.m. and then for the adults at the traditional time of midnight. >> i'm going to the early one. >> we should tell you, by the way, that no joke here, ryan seacrest will be there in raleigh for the dropping of the acorn. >> there's no way. >> that's a joke. he'll be here in times square. >> you never know. he's everywhere. so it actually wouldn't surprise me. i feel like he turns up at -- >> amazing. and we'll of course tell you about some other celebrations. maybe great falls has some big plans. >> maybe. and if you happen to be around, kendis, on new year's eve now we know to stay away because you're kissing strangers. >> who isn't kissing strangers? that's the least of it for some folks. coming up in "the skinny," the
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and onto the street. the private tour bus was heading to new york from baltimore. the bus driver says the passenger was standing when he stopped at a traffic light. the passenger is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. about 55 people were on the bus. >> absolutely terrifying indeed. in the meantime the fbi is investigating the fatal crash of a single-engine plane into an anchorage office building. the pilot, doug demarest, was the only occupant of the cessna. he was a member of the civil air patrol. but this flight was not sanctioned by the organization. investigators in alaska say demarest's wife worked on the sixth floor of that building. she was not in the office when the plane crashed into the building. and the faa is investigating a potentially disastrous mishap with an alaska airlines passenger jet. >> yeah, the pilot trying to land at seattle's airport on what he thought was the runway but it was actually a taxiway. abc's kayna whitworth has the story. >> reporter: an investigation into how an alaska airlines flight could have landed on an
active taxiway instead of a runway. the 737 aircraft was flying from chicago to seattle earlier this month when it was cleared for landing and directed to a runway. >> alaska 27, maintain 5,000 to establish localizer. cleared now to approach. >> reporter: but that's not what happened. the plane cleared to land on a runway on sea-tac instead landing there. that's not a runway. it's a taxiway. luckily nobody was injured during the landing. >> the danger here is not landing on a long strip of concrete. the danger is actually that somebody else might be on that taxiway. >> reporter: aviation analyst for abc news john nance was an alaska airlines pilot for 20 years and has landed at sea-tac international airport hundreds of times. >> pilots for major airlines like alaska are certainly trained to recognize runway markings and taxiway markings. >> reporter: you can see those different markings here. the runway in white. the taxiway in yellow. both the faa and alaska airlines say they are investigating the incident and at this point it's preliminary. kayna whitworth, abc news, los
angeles. >> still thinking there may have been some confusion because workers had just finished paving the central runway. so some confusion there. >> but these are pilots. and that's alaska airlines' hub. so they should know the airport very well. >> this is the fourth time this has ever happened at this airport. so -- >> it's a rare thing. >> all right. well, coming up, a health scare for a member of the kardashian clan. and the man out of all men who's been chosen as "gq's" most stylish man of 2015. you'll be just as surprised as we were. "the skinny" is next. you'll be just as surprised as we were. "the skinny" is next.
♪ skinny ♪ so skinny it is time now for "the skinny." and topping our headlines this morning, a little bit of a health scare for one member of the kardashian family. >> 28-year-old rob kardashian was rushed to the hospital over the holidays after he reported he wasn't feeling well. well, doctors there confirmed he is diabetic. a family insider tells "e! news" that they ordered rob to lose weight, exercise, and dramatically change his diet. >> he was on "dancing with the stars" and has avoided the limelight for more than a year now. he actually even missed his sister kim's wedding to kanye west. and avoiding the camera on "keeping up with the kardashians" as he continues to
battle depression and nearly a 100-pound weight gain. this morning rob is home recovering. >> and speak of the kardashian clan, guess who has earned the title of gq's most stylish man of 2015. >> it doesn't surprise me. to our producers it's shocking. but it's kanye west. he has a fashion line and all that. we should point out that this title is not bestowed by esteemed fashion editors. it was decided by popular vote via social media. it came down to a showdown between west and a model by the name of lucky blue smith. >> and you were in third place. >> yeah, right. >> so close. >> "gq" says in the end what really made the difference for west was the almighty power of the kardashian social media empire. because in the final moments of voting tweets from kim, kourtney, khloe, even kris jenner spiked the votes for kanye. >> you digging the fur? you like the way kanye dresses? >> so stylish. i don't know. >> trendsetter. by the way, the final tally was
kanye 520,000, lucky blue 445,000. >> what would he have done had he not won? i mean, think about what he does when his friends don't win awards. he would have -- >> if kanye had not won. i don't know. he would have taken the award from lucky blue. >> exactly. he's going to win either way. next, ben affleck and jennifer aniston -- garner. >> starting celebrity rumors here. you heard it here first, folks. >> exactly. they're not going their separate ways despite their failed marriage. >> the couple announced their split-up last summer but they've decided to remain under the same roof apparently for the sake of their three kids. of course it helps to be filthy rich. ben has been staying on the same property but in the spacious guesthouse. >> which i'm sure is probably on the far side of the mansion. >> and it's probably another mansion. >> yes. the former couple spent the holidays together, where all of us would like to be this morning, in montana with both extended families. they of course, however, slept in separate bedrooms. >> there are also rumors that
garner is now secretly seeing patrick dempsey, who is also still married but in the process of divorcing gillian fink. and finally, the tv star who is reaching out to beyond the grave. >> "big bang theory" star jim parsons broke down in tears during the taping of an upcoming episode of tlc's "long island medium," appearing overwhelmed after star theresa caputo appeared to connect him and his sister julie pruski to their late father. >> i felt like i heard a nickname. or it was a different name that someone called you or something. >> we referenced these yesterday. >> gym be ? jimbo and julie-poo. >> your mom is still here in the physical world? >> yeah. >> he took red roses and handed them to mom. >> that was their flower. he always gave her red roses. >> how do you connect to -- >> that's their anniversary. >> wow. parsons' father was killed in a
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stays in vegas. after a night of hard partying they run into one small problem. >> we lost doug. >> reporter: and if you're headed to las vegas this winter and want to party like these rock stars, we picked out the top spots for you to visit. first up, caesars palace. >> this isn't the real caesars palace, is it? >> when todd phillips and the screenwriters and the producers thought about the concept of this movie, they of course wanted to set it at an iconic location like caesars palace. so right now i'm descending the onyx stairwell of the hangover suite. this room is set up for a mass party. >> reporter: if you're feeling lucky, head down to the hangover slot machines. >> to this day as you walk around virtually every casino in the world now you'll see the hangover on slot machines. >> reporter: with your big winnings you can head to the gift shop where "hangover" memorabilia abounds. after your night of mass partying head down to the pool, where the guys tried to piece their night together. >> what's the last thing you remember doing last night?
>> reporter: and while it's unlikely you'll see the cast members in the flesh, you can settle for the next best thing at madame tussaud's "hangover" exhibit. >> we wanted to create the most memorable scenes from the film. so we worked with warner brothers really closely. >> reporter: you'll be able to recreate a classic scene from the movie in real life. >> the wedding chapel is really memorable. this year people will be able to actually get married in the "hangover" chapel. >> reporter: so whether you want to hit the jackpot or say i do, the "hangover" experience is sure to be a vacation to remember. or not. sara haines, abc news, new york. >> i'm all about going to vegas, but i would not want the hangover experience like the movie. vegas fan? really? >> i am living the hangover experience. i'm well dressed for vegas. >> and playing the penny slots. >> yeah. i guess it beats my second option, which was the "shining" experience. that would have been -- >> yeah. good choice. yeah, not quite -- you don't get the tiger, the mike tyson --
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making news in america this morning, historic flooding. rising waters forcing people to higher ground. evacuated from their homes and it's not over yet. on the attack, overnight, donald trump talking to reporters from inside his plane, blasting the clintons once again as hillary clinton makes her final campaign stop of the year. major mistake, a passenger plane landing at a major american airport but not on the runway. how did this happen? going viral, a baby's historic reaction to his first piece of bacon. and good wednesday morning to you, we begin with a historic and dangerous flooding in the heartland. >> and it is